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  Axolotls: The Fascinating Mexican Axolotl and the Tiger Salamander
Axolotls of various colours occur in captivity, including grey, shades of brown, leucistic (white with fl eyes), golden albino, white albino, as well as other varieties, such as the melanoid (a near-fl animal).
Fortunately, due to the importance of the Axolotl in scientific research, it is unheard of for them to be taken from the wild because of the huge numbers bred in captivity each year.
The Axolotl is a fascinating creature for a number of reasons, including its grotesque appearance, its ability to regenerate, and primarily the fact that it exhibits the phenomenon known as neoteny.
www.axolotl.org   (1010 words)

  Reptiles and Amphibians » Salamanders » Axolotl Main Page
In the case of the Axolotl, it is entirely genetic.
The Axolotl was first studied at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris in the 1860s.
Axolotl translates directly as "water-dog," from atl meaning "water" and xolotl meaning "dog," although it is also thought that the name is related to the god of death and deformation, Xolotl.
www.centralpets.com /animals/reptiles/salamanders/sal2539.html   (903 words)

  Axolotl - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is generally admitted that the axolotls which were kept alive in Europe and were particularly abundant between 1870 and 1880 are all the descendants of a stock bred in Paris and distributed chiefly by dealers, originally, we believe, by the late P. Carbonnier.
The original axolotls, from the vicinity of Mexico City, it is believed, arrived at the Jardin d'Acclimatation, Paris, late in 1863.
So numerous were the axolotls that the Paris Museum was able to distribute to other institutions, as well as to dealers and private individuals, over a thousand examples, which found their way to all parts of Europe, and numberless specimens have been kept in England from 1866 to the present day.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Axolotl   (1444 words)

The Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is an aquatic salamander.
It is noted for its appearance and its demonstration of neoteny, remaining in its aquatic larval form and not undergoing metamorphosis to an adult stage, even reaching sexual maturity in the larval stage.
A fully grown Axolotl, at age 18-24 months, ranges in length from 150-450 mm, although a size close to 230 mm is most common and greater than 300 mm is rare.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ax/Axolotl.html   (299 words)

 Ubersite - Axolotl
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An axolotl's skeleton is comprised mostly of cartilage.
However, if axolotls are in deep water for long, they will keep their gills for the remainder of their lives, or until they move to shallow water for a long period of time.
Axolotls are important in medical and scientific research because of their unique regenerative qualities as well as their neotenic characteristics.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/amphibia/caudata/axolotl.htm   (252 words)

 Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Things to See and Do
The axolotl is a neotenic salamander, one that retains its larval form with gills, and usually living in the water all of its life.
Axolotls are neotonous, meaning they can live and breed in what is really a larval form, more or less an immature state.
Axolotls kept in well-aerated tanks may lose their feathery gills since the air needed for survival can be obtained directly through the skin of the animal.
www.jaxzoo.org /animals/biofacts/axolotl.asp   (747 words)

 Creature Features - Axolotl
Axolotls are strange little creatures that have become quite popular as pets over the past few years.
Axolotls only need to be fed every two or three days.
Axolotls can grow to be as large as 20-40cm and live for as long as 10-15 years.
www.abc.net.au /creaturefeatures/facts/axolotl.htm   (253 words)

 Axolotl reinvents itself
Axolotl has been updating its image over the last couple of months as it changes to its new name of Axolotl Metal, which it says is to reflect its move beyond 'metal surfaces' business into 'metal concepts'.
Axolotl artisans were given the task of coating two hand carved doors in an Axolotl antique bronze.
Axolotl says any pattern can be made for any application, with a choice from more than 200 different metals and effects.
www.spec-net.com.au /press/1104/axolotl2.htm   (172 words)

 Axolotl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a large Mexican salamander noted for its demonstration of neoteny, remaining in its aquatic larval form even as a sexually mature adult and not undergoing metamorphosis into a terrestrial form.
Also, axolotls have cousins often referred to as "mud puppies" that appear similar and are found throughout Mexico and in many places in the southern United States.
Unfortunately for the axolotl, Lake Chalco no longer exists as it was drained by humans to avoid periodic flooding, and Lake Xochimilco remains a diminished glimpse of its former self, existing mainly as canals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Axolotl   (1778 words)

 Choosing a Mexican Axolotl
The axolotl is a fully aquatic, Mexican representative of the mole salamander clan that has long been bred in captivity for scientific research.
Axolotls, known by the scientific name Ambystoma maculata, are entirely aquatic, but periodically rise to the water surface to gulp a breath of atmospheric air.
Axolotls are voracious salamanders that consume all manner of smaller pond-dwelling creatures, including smaller examples of their own kind.
www.petplace.com /reptiles/choosing-a-mexican-axolotl/page1.aspx   (1002 words)

 Axolotl transplant
The overall objective of this laboratory experiment is to examine specification in the axolotl through transplantation of the gill organ field.
The axolotl is a member of a larger group of salamanders known as mole salamanders.
The wild type axolotl is distinguished by its dark color which may contain greenish mottling and silvery patches.
www.swarthmore.edu /NatSci/sgilber1/DB_lab/Frog/Liz/Liz_Axolotl.html   (146 words)

 The Axolotl : Utah's Hogle Zoo
In nature, the axolotl is found only in an aquatic or damp land environment.
Should the axolotl undergo metamorphosis (triggered by the drying up of pools), it is transformed into the Mexican salamander.
The axolotl is an extreme example of neoteny, meaning that it becomes sexually mature and is able to reproduce in its aquatic larval form.
hoglezoo.org /animals/view.php?id=20   (267 words)

 Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center
Axolotl larvae never all grow at the same rate, so when it is time to divide them up, be sure to put similarly sized animals together.
Axolotl eggs are enclosed in a clear jelly coat that protects them from physical injury and bacterial infection.
Axolotls stressed by poor husbandry, adverse environmental conditions, or experimental procedures are vulnerable to infection by opportunistic bacterial pathogens.
bigapple.uky.edu /~axolotl/guide.htm   (2926 words)

 The Axolotl : Utah's Hogle Zoo
In nature, the axolotl is found only in an aquatic or damp land environment.
Should the axolotl undergo metamorphosis (triggered by the drying up of pools), it is transformed into the Mexican salamander.
The axolotl is an extreme example of neoteny, meaning that it becomes sexually mature and is able to reproduce in its aquatic larval form.
www.hoglezoo.org /animals/view.php?id=20   (267 words)

 MAGPIE » AXOLOTL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Axolotl, you see, is one of literally hundreds, possibly thousands, of super-obscure bands and collectives from all over mother Gaia.
Axolotl’s preliminary results from this new fusion of the acoustic and the digital can be heard on the 2003 compilation Space Is No Place: NYC Noise From the Underground and the duo’s 2004 self-titled debut, both released on the New York-based imprint Psych-o-Path Records.
Overall, Axolotl’s first full-length CD is a pretty expansive and far-out affair even though its palette of tones and frequencies is relatively narrow and the production quality just a little too uniformly digital.
www.arthurmag.com /magpie/?p=1037   (1182 words)

 Mexican Axolotl -- Pictures, Animal Facts, Habitats, Video, Sound, Wallpaper -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In extremely rare cases, an axolotl will progress to maturity and emerge from the water, but by and large, they are content to stay on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes and canals.
Close relatives of the tiger salamander, axolotls can be quite large, reaching up to a foot (30 centimeters) in length, although the average size is closer to half that.
Axolotls are long-lived, surviving up to 15 years on a diet of mollusks, worms, insect larva, crustaceans, and some fish.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /animals/amphibians/axolotl.html   (451 words)

 The Axolotl - Aztecs and axolotls
Like all species belonging to the amphibian group called salamanders, the axolotl lays its eggs in fresh water and these hatch as larvae that obtain oxygen from the water using gills, develop four legs, and feed on small plants and animals.
Unlike its cousins however, the axolotl does not undergo the change from an aquatic to an air breathing life (metamorphosis).
The axolotl was used by the Aztecs in ceremonies, as well as being consumed as food and medicine.
www.kent.ac.uk /anthropology/dice/research/azaxs/english/axolotl/axolotl.htm   (534 words)

The Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum, is one of the best-known pet amphibians and has been bred extensively for many years.
Since Axolotls are messy underwater feeders, it is best to have a power filter installed to keep the water clean.
Axolotls will eat earthworms and the occasional maggot, mealworm cricket, small fish, or strip of lean raw meat.
www.brooklands.co.nz /amph/axo.htm   (211 words)

 the Axolotl
While a small tank (3-5 gallons) may be fine for an axolotl when it's young (less than 8 months), an adult axolotl should have a lot of room to move around.
Axolotls are more mostly nocturnal; they do not like a lot of sunlight, and should have a place to hide when it gets too bright.
Axolotls are very messy, though, and you need to aid the bacteria with adequate filtration and aeration.
www.fromepet.co.uk /axolotl.htm   (809 words)

 Axolotl - Ummah.com
The Axolotl (pronounced Axe-oh-lot-ul), Ambystoma mexicanum, is an amphibian, a
One of the most popular translations of the name connects the Axolotl to the god of deformations and death, Xolotl, while the most commonly accepted one is "water-dog" (from "atl" for water and "xolotl" which can also mean dog).
The axolotl, along with a number of other amphibians, remains in its larval form, meaning that it retains its gills and fins, and doesn't develop the protruding eyes, eyelids and characteristics of other
www.ummah.net /forum/showthread.php?p=408174   (1369 words)

 Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum: More Information - ARKive
Although the axolotl remains in larval form throughout its life, it becomes sexually mature between 12 and 18 months of age.
The axolotl is primarily preyed upon by herons (2).
The most significant threat to the axolotl is the increasing pollution of the lakes and canal system as Mexico City continues to grow (1).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/amphibians/Ambystoma_mexicanum/more_info.html   (936 words)

 Axolotls - Genetics - Color Phases Mutants and Phenotypes - Axolotl
For the keeper who is keeping an axolotl as a pet, as opposed to laboratory research, the different colors of the axolotl or its phenotype is usually of core interest.
She is from Group 9377 that has not produced any albino axolotls in the past three generations.
If I mate two axolotls from my first spawn we can expect 45% will be wild-types, 20% will be dark, 20% will be golden, and 5% will be yellow.
members.tripod.com /~ceng/axolotlgenetics.htm   (979 words)

 El Axolotl   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not possible that such a terrible expression which was attaining the overthrow of that forced blankness on their stone faces should carry any message other than one of pain, proof of that eternal sentence, of that liquid hell they were undergoing.
Yo era un axolotl y sabía ahora instantáneamente que ninguna comprensión era posible.
Ahora soy definitivamente un axolotl, y si pienso como un hombre es sólo porque todo axolotl piensa como un hombre dentro de su imagen de piedra rosa.
www.geocities.com /grenouille_qui_reve/litterature/axolotl.html   (4052 words)

 Axolotl Wins TEPR 2005 Award - EMRConsultant
Axolotl's robust transcription platform, attention to customer business needs, experience integrating transcription into EHRs, and demonstrable improvements to physician office and HIM processes all contributed to their selection as the award winner.
Axolotl provides advanced Web-based products and services that automate health information exchange and management between HIM departments, hospitals, clinics, labs, and physician offices.
Axolotl's Elysium community-wide EHR consolidates patient information from disparate hospital, lab, radiology, and transcription information systems in the community, and provides, through a single user interface, up-to-date patient information, improving the ability to deliver quality treatment and improve patient care.
www.emrconsultant.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=138   (1400 words)

 The Axolotl FAQ
Most metamorphosed axolotls I've heard of and seen are probably too slow- the crickets would probably end up accidentally drowning themselves in the deep-end (they're not that bright) long before the axolotl got around to stalking them.
An axolotl's metabolism is proportional to the temperature of the water it lives in.
Axolotls spend a lot of time near the water's surface when their gills aren't able to take in enough oxygen from the water.
inky.50megs.com /axolotlnewfaq.html   (4047 words)

 Axolotl tank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Axolotl tanks, later known as axlotl tanks, are a technology in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series.
Axolotl technology is also mentioned in Destination: Void but not elaborated upon.
Axolotl tanks are produced by the Bene Tleilax and serve as wombs in which a ghola (a kind of clone) can be grown; in later books, the axolotl tanks have been engineered to be capable of producing the spice melange.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Axolotl_tank   (294 words)

 Axolotls - Where do they Live - Habitat - Axolotl
Axolotls are in danger of being extinct in their native habitat (Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco near Mexico City).
Axolotls that have the genes to undergo metamorphosis can be readily do so with an injection of T4 thyroxin.
For the captive axolotl keeper, heaters are absolutely not necessary in an axolotl tank, keeping the water cool is a main priority.
members.tripod.com /~ceng/axolotlhabitat.htm   (782 words)

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